PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Fire and Rescue is not currently accepting any applications
The Fire Civil Service Board of the City of Reading, Pennsylvania will announce when applications are being accepted for the position of Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic in the Reading Fire Department.
Applications are available online and they are also available from either Fire Administration or Human Resources located in City Hall, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601 or at the office of the Solicitor, Stephen H. Price, Esquire, 520 Walnut Street, Reading, PA 19601.
Please refrain from contacting Fire Administration by phone. If you have questions that are not covered on this website, submit them HERE.
Applicants must be 18 years of age and must hold a valid driver’s license. Applicants for Paramedic must be Eastern PA Emergency Medical Services Council Medical Command or National Registry or PHRN.
The top 75 scores in both categories and those with Veteran’s Preference will move forward with the physical agility testing. Applicants passing on to the physical agility testing will be notified in writing. Remaining test dates to be determined.
The nine (9) part physical ability test requirements are availableHERE
The City of Reading is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.